Of the many events held in the galleries, the ChitChats have to be one of the highlights. Featured in the Thursday, Dec 11 event are two speakers, JL Fields and Tara Patty. Both are active members in the Colorado Springs community and will provide great insight into the world of vegan eating and pet photography.
JL Fields provides Colorado Springs with a wide variety of tools to put into their vegan belt. She writes monthly vegan food reviews for the Colorado Springs Gazette, author of Vegan Pressure Cooking, as well as co-author of Vegan For Her. You can even hear her on her her own radio show, Easy Vegan, on KCMJ and worldwide on the TuneIn app. Not only can you hear her speak on everything vegan, but you can even take some of her classes on vegan cooking and creating a healthy lifestyle in the Springs as well as nationally.
Field’s experience and certifications come from a wide variety of places and institutes. She completed the Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies. She is also certified by the Main Street Vegan Academy and a certified Food for Life Instructor by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Outside of the kitchen, Fields lives in Colorado Springs with her husband Dave and her two rescued cats, CK and Ernie. She also serves on the board of Our Hen House, which is an organization that hopes to end the mistreatment of animals.
Tara Patty has had over 20 years experience in the photography business. Five years ago, she decided to expand into the pet side. Her pet portraits are a huge passion for her. She believes that “a great portrait of your dog will make you laugh, cry and remember the times you shared with your furry companion.” You can learn more about her photography, both human and pet, here.
GOCA121 will host ChitChat: Vegan Wine + Pet Portraits, on Thursday, Dec 10 at 7pm. This awesome learning experience will be filled with tons of food, fun, and for a great cause. All proceeds will be split between the Galleries of Contemporary Art and Harley’s Hope. If you can’t make it, you can still support these two nonprofits by giving to them on the Indy Give website before Dec 31, 2015.